Make sure to take your time when purchasing a casket, because it is an expensive item and it is hard to make an informed decision when you are in this stressful situation.
- You can either buy a casket or rent one, either online or from a funeral director.
- Materials can include fiberglass, wood, bamboo, cardboard or metal.
- It is possible to find an appropriate casket for under $1000 online or in specialty casket stores.
Custom caskets can be more ornately designed or personalized. They could reflect a part of the deceased’s personality. These caskets could include:
- Art prints inside the lid
- Colored Linings
- Custom Handles
- Picture Displays
Hand Crafted/Do-It-Yourself Caskets
There are many resources available online or locally to help you build your own coffin. Hand-crafted coffins are also available, along with environmentally-friendly coffins made of wool or other substances.